San Jose State Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Its super fun to be an Instructional Student Assistant at SJSU

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    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get some extra pocket money. What else you need!

    Cons

    Managing classes becomes a little too difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work.

  2. It is a nice experience to have. how the work culture on campus would be.

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    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Instructional Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a part time job on campus, it is a nice experience working with professors. It is kind of learning outside the class feeling. Which is good.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to serve such a large community of students. There are about 32000 students on campus, with only few hundreds of jobs. Tough competition to find one.

    Advice to Management

    No funding opportunity for Computer Engineering Department. Reason being which, the Student Assistants or Teaching Assistants doesn't get paid enough, nor get any fee reimbursements. Other departments like Electrical Engineering has this opportunity.

  3. Online Student Assistant

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    Current Employee - Online Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Online Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, independent work, work from home

    Cons

    Max. 20 hours per week

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  5. gain experience to grade student's homework and test.

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at San Jose State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    there is no challenges for me

  6. Really good work ethics and work environment for an international student having on campus job.

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional people and good leadership

    Cons

    Healthy competitive work environment and chance to develop skills

  7. Student Design Assistant

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    Current Employee - Design Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is very convenient when switching between classes and work. The workload is pretty light and not as stressful and demanding as internships and work outside. Very casual and gives student the basic work experience. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    The pay is not really that great. They pay you minimum wage which is ok for the work you do. I just wish they payed more when your working a lot of hours. Most of the time, they are not great as portfolio pieces.

    Advice to Management

    Balance is easy since the work is on campus which subtracts a lot of commute time. But design classes are usually long and they want you to be available as much as possible.

  8. Good location and well qualified professors

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing place to learn and advance

    Cons

    not many cons to worried about

  9. Great Professional Experience While in Attending College

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at San Jose State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere was professional. I felt respected in the office where I worked. All employees in my office and all surrounding offices seemed to be very courteous and professional.

    Cons

    It would have been nice to learn a bit more marketable skills, i.e. technical skills or soft skills. However, I was able to work a fair amount with Excel using different feature and I definitely learned a lot.

  10. Great school to work for.

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at San Jose State part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for, and there are a lot of very educated people working for this university.

    Cons

    Obviously people always want more pay, and that is true of this company as well, again my job was funded through the government, so there is not much one can do about getting a raise through your direct manager.

    Advice to Management

    Great job! Keep up the good work!

  11. Fantastic

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at San Jose State part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Value for skills, Professional Attitude, Helpful, Good Mentors, Job is entirely different from my major, Chance to networking with other professionals at the university.

    Cons

    Physically exhaustive. Have to wear Headphones for most part.

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